Ideas for Storing Metal Chairs in a Garage

Metal chairs are useful when you are having a meeting or a party at your house with a large number of guests.

A Rack

Because these chairs aren't used often, it makes sense to store them in the garage, where they are out of the way and don't take up valuable indoor storage space.

Constructing a rack that consists of two pieces of wood or metal perpendicular to the garage wall is a good way to get metal chairs out of the way. The rack supports the folded chairs underneath their backrests and allows them to hang. With the chairs folded, you can fit a large number of them on a rack. For more chairs, build multiple racks, installing them as high as possible off the floor to keep the chairs out of the way.

Rafter Storage

You can store metal chairs in the rafters of your garage if the ceiling joists are wide enough to fit the chairs between them. Screw wooden slats across the bottoms of several joists, perpendicular to the joists. By screwing several slats across the joists so the slats are 12 or 14 inches apart, you create an area where the chairs can be stored by placing them between the joists and on top of the slats. If you have 12-inch-high joists, you can probably fit three folded chairs into each space between them.

Corner Stack

The easiest way to store metal chairs in your garage is to stack them in the corner. Choose the most out-of-the-way corner in your garage and clear out anything that is used more often than the chairs. You don't want them to block your lawnmower or other yard essentials, for example. Stack the chairs against a wall and put an old sheet over them to keep them from getting covered with dust or dirt. This will save you cleaning time when you want to use the chairs.

About the Author

Jagg Xaxx has been writing since 1983. His primary areas of writing include surrealism, Buddhist iconography and environmental issues. Xaxx worked as a cabinetmaker for 12 years, as well as building and renovating several houses. Xaxx holds a Doctor of Philosophy in art history from the University of Manchester in the U.K.